Did you know that smoking, and diabetes is a deadly combination?
That Nicotene raises your blood glucose level even if you take insulin or medications to manage your diabetes?
There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke and at least 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.
The list of ”599 Additives” approved by the US Government for use in the manufacture of cigarettes is something every smoker should see. Submitted by the five major American cigarette companies to the Dept. of Health and Human Services in April of 1994, this list of ingredients had long been kept a secret.
These ingredients are approved as additives for foods, they were not tested by burning them, and it is the burning of many of these substances which changes their properties, often for the worse.
Over 4000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette – 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanides and ammonia are all present in cigarette smoke. Forty-three known carcinogens are in mainstream smoke, sidestream smoke or both.
If you have diabetes (and manage it) and you smoke tobacco products, you are doing yourself a great injustice, you are undoing the good of managing your diabetes, you are replacing something positive with something negative!
Do yourself a favor, quit smoking…it's worth a try!
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